Definition of lift off in English:

lift off

  • (Of an aircraft, spacecraft, or rocket) take off, especially vertically: the helicopters lifted off at 1030 hours
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    • As the aircraft lifts off, put in a slow, steady, forward elevator pressure - just enough to keep it from climbing, but not so much that you descend back onto the runway.
    • As night approached, four CH - 46 Sea Knight helicopters lifted off the Roosevelt's deck.
    • Then - the mission complete - the helicopters lifted off, turning for the border and safety.
    take off, be launched, blast off, leave the ground, become airborne, take to the air, take wing
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